Bernie Sanders Wins The Rhode Island Democratic Primary

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has won the Rhode Island Democratic primary Tuesday, notching a win as Sanders stays in the race determined to go to the convention.

With 65 percent of the vote reported, Sanders lead with 56 percent of the vote. Clinton follows the Vermont senator with 42.3 percent.

Sanders was expected to win in the contest as he has dominated heavily-white states so far this election. Rhode Island, particularly, has many working-class areas which have been receptive this cycle to Sanders’ message on trade.

Sanders held a rally in Providence on Sunday with a crowd of 7,000. The Ocean State has 24 delegates up for grabs, all of which are awarded proportionally.